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Homemade Antibacterial Spray?

post #1 of 18
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OK, so I'm really trying hard to be diligent with my spending freeze. I'm out of antibacterial spray that I use to wipe down the kitchen counters. Is there a homemade alternative?
post #2 of 18
1 gal tap water
2 tbsp regular clorox bleach


Mix water and bleach in a clean, milk jug and label clearly as to contents. Pour as needed into a spray bottle, and use to sanitize counter tops, tables, cutting boards, bathroom surfaces, etc., as needed. This will keep without losing effectiveness for two weeks. This formula has been recommended by the Health Department for use in kitchens and bathrooms(i got this from a website) not sure if i have to post it or not.
please if this needs to be edited, let me know.
post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by BESTMOMMYSAVER View Post

1 gal tap water
2 tbsp regular clorox bleach


Mix water and bleach in a clean, milk jug and label clearly as to contents. Pour as needed into a spray bottle, and use to sanitize counter tops, tables, cutting boards, bathroom surfaces, etc., as needed. This will keep without losing effectiveness for two weeks. This formula has been recommended by the Health Department for use in kitchens and bathrooms(i got this from a website) not sure if i have to post it or not.
please if this needs to be edited, let me know.

Putting dangerous chemicals in a milk jug is NOT recommended!!! Kids see milk jugs as "safe" to drink.

I mix my bleach solution in individual spray bottles--just change the amount needed based on the size of the bottle. Mark the bottle clearly, also.
post #4 of 18
I just reuse bottles. I have a bottle that was Clorox bathroom cleaner. I used it all up, rinsed it out and now it has bleach/water solution. So that way by just looking at it, the kids know that it is poison. Just for me, I did write bleach on the bottle. Works great.
post #5 of 18
I use a capful of alcohol per 8 oz of water.
post #6 of 18
I use Tea tree oil mixed with water
post #7 of 18
I use a mix of water, 3 tbsp Sal Suds, & tea tree oil.
post #8 of 18
-Mix water and bleach in a clean, milk jug and label clearly as to contents. Pour as needed into a spray bottle, and use to sanitize counter tops, tables, cutting boards, bathroom surfaces, etc., as needed. This will keep without losing effectiveness for two weeks. This formula has been recommended by the Health Department for use in kitchens and bathrooms(i got this from a website) not sure if i have to post it or not.
please if this needs to be edited, let me know-

i know if very important to label contents, maybe it was missed, but my original post, DID SAY: LABEL CLEARLY AS TO CONTENTS-
i would never put something in ANY container w/o labeling it.
I have a 7 yr old, and although he's old enough to know now, he was a toddler once!
I still always label everything!
post #9 of 18
I use a spray bottle filled with water, save about an inch at the top.
Then add about 2 oz. of rubbing alcohol, 4 drops of tea tree oil, and 4 drops of lavender oil. Both oils have antibacterial properties.
post #10 of 18
These are great ideas! Does vinegar/water work as well?
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